Carmona calls for Shadow to be given ORTT

“I wish he was here to see how much peo­ple loved him,” said Shar­lan Bai­ley, as he de­liv­ered the eu­lo­gy for his fa­ther Dr Win­ston “Mighty Shad­ow” Bai­ley, in front of a mass of white-clad well-wish­ers at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah, Port-of-Spain, yes­ter­day.

“I don’t think he ever un­der­stand how much peo­ple loved him,” he added.

But while the love for the Bass­man was ev­i­dent fol­low­ing his death last week, for­mer Pres­i­dent An­tho­ny Car­mona be­moaned the lack of ap­pre­ci­a­tion for Shad­ow’s mu­sic in his own coun­try.

President pays tribute to Shadow

Pres­i­dent Paula-Mae Weekes has paid trib­ute to Win­ston “Mighty Shad­ow” Bai­ley, who died at hos­pi­tal on Tues­day morn­ing.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, Weekes said while the word is of­ten overused and in­cor­rect­ly used, Shad­ow, 77, who died at the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex af­ter ail­ing for some time, was in­deed wor­thy of the ti­tle icon. She of­fered con­do­lences to Shad­ow’s fam­i­ly and friends on his pass­ing.

UWI to celebrate Shadow Saturday

The Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies (UWI) has an­nounced that it will still go ahead and con­fer an hon­orary doc­tor­ate to Win­ston Mc Gar­land Bai­ley, al­so known as The Mighty Shad­ow, posthu­mous­ly lat­er this week.

In a re­lease mo­ments ago as it joined the rest of the com­mu­ni­ty in mourn­ing his death ear­li­er to­day, UWI de­scribed Bai­ley as one of Trinidad and To­ba­go’s most pro­lif­ic singers/ song­writ­ers.

Chief Secretary extends condolences on Shadow's death

Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles is extending condolences to the family and loved ones of the late Winston Bailey better known as ‘Mighty Shadow’, who passed away in Trinidad today.

Bailey who grew up in Les Coteaux, Tobago with his grandparents, began singing from a very young age.

His talents and competence in the calypso and soca arena afforded him the privilege of capturing titles such as Road March winner, Calypso Monarch winner and International Soca Monarch winner with hits such as “Bassman”, “I come out to play”, “Scratch Meh Back” and “Stranger”.

The Mighty Shadow dies

The ca­lyp­so fra­ter­ni­ty has been thrown in­to mourn­ing fol­low­ing the death ear­ly this morn­ing of vet­er­an Win­ston “Mighty Shad­ow” Bai­ley.

Bai­ley, who cel­e­brat­ed his 77th birth­day on Oc­to­ber 2, died at hos­pi­tal this morn­ing af­ter ail­ing for some time and suf­fer­ing a stroke on Sun­day.

Calypso Rose, Shadow, Akeem Stewart among Tobago Day awardees

Calypsonians The Mighty Shadow and Calypso Rose, and Special Olympics Gold Medallist Akeem Stewart are among persons honoured at the Tobago Day Awards held on Sunday.

The awards seek to honour Tobagonians who have excelled in different areas.

Calypso Rose was the first woman to win the coveted Road March title in 1977, and the Calypso Monarch title in 1978.